TNA Impact Wrestling taped their next television show in Manchester on Jan. 25 during their tour of the U.K. On that taping, Kurt Angle fought Mr. Anderson in a steel cage match and two of his friends turned on him and joined the heal faction of Aces & Eights.
Garrett Bischoff and Wes Briscoe turned on Angle and joined the heal group, joining recent new members Mr. Anderson and Taz.
The heal turn has been rumored for a long time now, and TNA stretched out the anticipation of their turn for the last few months. It began when an Aces & Eights member attacked and then revealed himself as Bischoff. Wes Briscoe ran down and it looked like he was coming to Angle's rescue but turned on him and beat him down as well.
In the second television taping from Manchester, which will air the following week on Impact, Bischoff explained that he decided to turn bad and join Aces & Eights when fans in the UK last year chanted "you can't wrestle" at him, which they repeated this year as well. Briscoe also ripped on Angle, pointing out that his dad trained Kurt.
The known members of Aces & Eights now include Devon, DOC, Mike Knox, Mr. Anderson, Taz, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco.
The next TV tapings will take place on Jan. 26 in London.
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